Social Music VR Platform Endless Riff Now Available On Oculus Go

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Users Of Affordable, Standalone Headset Can Now Experience “Virtual Music Festival”

New York, NY, June 5, 2018 – Social music VR platform Endless Riff is now available on Oculus Go, the standalone headset with no PC or wires attached that’s helping shift VR into the mainstream.

With the availability of Endless Riff on the portable and affordable Oculus Go – which just started shipping in May for $199 -- new groups of music fans, VR users, and those seeking new social media experiences will have a chance to attend a “virtual music festival” with friends.

“Over the last year, we’ve shared the experience of nearly 200 live shows with music lovers from around the world, and with the availability of Endless Riff on Oculus Go, more and more people will be able to witness what we’ll be offering in the years ahead” said Endless Riff CEO and Co-Founder Mark Iannarelli. “With its ease of use, killer price point well below a mobile phone and even TV, the Oculus Go is a perfect way for users to experience Endless Riff. We look forward to helping lead mass adoption of VR by bringing fans, friends, and their favorite music together in one place.”

Since it launched in 2017, Endless Riff has allowed music lovers to consume and bond over 175+ live-streamed shows from its intricate, virtual recreation of NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall, in-studio performances and artist interviews at Louisville’s WFPK, as well as exclusive content from artists like Awolnation, Belly, Lettuce, and Umphrey’s McGee. Fans will soon be able to play games, buy merch, interact with friends at the real show, and even donate towards their favorite cause. This latest release to Oculus Go also includes user improvements within the app across Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

To experience Endless Riff via Oculus Go, visit here.

About Endless Riff
Endless Riff is a virtual reality platform that provides new ways for fans to experience live, recorded, and self-captured music content together. A “virtual music festival,” Endless Riff allows music lovers to consume, communicate, and bond over live performances, archived concerts, and exclusive “b-roll” content emanating from/within existing, former, or new virtual venues. Using networked VR tools, the platform offers content across a broad variety of capture technologies including 2D, 3D, and 360-degree video. Endless Riff is currently available in the Oculus Store. Beginning with New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, the company plans to offer artists, venues, and other music curators virtual vessels to house not only recorded and live performances but also new ways artists can engage directly with fans using VR technology.

For more information on Endless Riff, visit www.endlessriff.com.

Endless Riff Media Contact
Kyle Wall, Jaybird Communications, kyle@jaybirdcom.com, 570.575.3405

Dream-Rockers Belly Perform In Social VR For WFUV, Now Streaming Via Endless Riff

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New York, NY, June 4, 2018 – Social music VR platform Endless Riff is now streaming songs from a special WFUV live performance from veteran dream-rockers Belly, from its virtualized recreation of NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall.

Watch the performance on Endless Riff here via Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR: www.endlessriff.com

The Grammy-nominated Belly recently released Dove, its first album in 20 years, to rave reviews, with Pitchfork calling it “excellent” and saying “Tanya Donelly and her band conjure the same potent mix of grace and force that fueled their 1990s output.”

Endless Riff, the “virtual music festival,” has streamed over 175+ shows in social VR environments since its launch in 2017, including live-streams from events like SXSW and its just-launched partnership with Louisville’s WFPK radio station. For more information, please visit www.endlessriff.com.

Belly:

Official Website - http://bellyofficial.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bellytheband

Twitter - https://twitter.com/bellytheband

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bellytheband/

Press contact - Joe Sivick / Missing Piece Group - joe@missingpiecegroup.com, 862-234-0801

 

WFUV - http://www.wfuv.org/

Social Music VR Platform Endless Riff Partners with Louisville’s 91.9 WFPK, Pioneering Permanent Radio Property in Virtual Reality

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Partnership Will Showcase Independent Station’s Live Performances and Artist Interviews in a Social Virtual Environment, Kicks Off June 1 With AWOLNATION

New York, NY, May 30, 2018 – Social music VR platform Endless Riff has announced a partnership with Louisville’s independent alternative radio station 91.9 WFPK, becoming the first radio property of its kind in virtual reality.

Endless Riff, which has streamed over 175+ shows since its launch in 2017, will expand its content offerings to include WFPK’s live in-studio performances, artist interviews, and more, all in a virtualized environment.

This partnership – which will kick off with a Live Lunch performance from multi-platinum alt-rock band AWOLNATION this Friday, June 1 -- will allow music lovers from around the globe to experience WFPK appearances from local and national artists, which have recently included Portugal. The Man, Jason Isbell, The Lone Bellow, and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. It follows Endless Riff’s ongoing partnership with New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, as well as live-streams from events like SXSW.

“Partnering with WFPK helps bring the local culture and intimacy of independent radio to an entirely new virtual platform, where music lovers from all over the world can get a taste of Louisville,” said Endless Riff CEO and Co-Founder Mark Iannarelli. “Many of my formative years were spent in Kentucky, where music fans and culture have had and continue to have a major role in my life. I am very proud that Louisville’s WFPK is the first radio station we are bringing to the masses in VR, and I can’t wait to start jumping into the performances and innovating radio-VR with the team.”

“Our station serves as a reflection of Louisville’s culture as well as culture from around the world that the people of Louisville have tuned in to hear for more than 60 years,” said Kyle Meredith, Music Director at WFPK. “We’re so excited for music lovers and VR users from all over the world to connect to that culture and become a part of the WFPK family.”

Founded in 1954, WFPK is a 24-hour listener-supported, noncommercial radio station in Louisville, Kentucky, focused on alternative and jazz. Popular WFPK programs include Live Lunch, a weekly series featuring local and national acts performing live in front of a studio audience; WFPK Waterfront Wednesday, a monthly free concert held at iconic Louisville Waterfront Park; and World Café, in which WFPK’s curators choose local Louisville bands and performers to be featured on NPR’s national platform. Live streaming is available at WFPK.org. WFPK is part of Louisville Public Media, an independent, community supported not-for-profit corporation serving our community with three distinct public radio stations, an investigative unit and a free online calendar service.

About Endless Riff

Endless Riff is a virtual reality platform that provides new ways for fans to experience live, recorded, and self-captured music content together. A “virtual music festival,” Endless Riff allows music lovers to consume, communicate, and bond over live performances, archived concerts, and exclusive “b-roll” content emanating from/within existing, former, or new virtual venues. Using networked VR tools, the platform offers content across a broad variety of capture technologies including 2D, 3D, and 360-degree video.

Endless Riff is currently available in the Oculus Store. Beginning with New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, the company plans to offer artists, venues, and other music curators virtual vessels to house not only recorded and live performances but also new ways artists can engage directly with fans using VR technology.

Endless Riff Media Contact
Kyle Wall, Jaybird Communications, kyle@jaybirdcom.com, 570.575.3405

Don't Miss Thunderpussy! Endless Riff to Stream Band's SXSW Set Friday, March 16 - 3:45p CT

New York, NY, March 14, 2018 – If you can’t get to Austin for SXSW, social music VR platform Endless Riff will deliver a taste with a March 16, 3:45pm CT live stream of Thunderpussy’s show at St. Elmo Brewing, which will then be available to stream on Endless Riff through Monday afternoon. Endless Riff has partnered with TourGigs to handle the video production for the performance.

Describing their sound as, “if Thor’s Hammer of the Gods from ‘Immigrant Song’ landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women,” the Seattle-based Thunderpussy was chosen as one of NPR’s “100 Artists to Watch at SXSW" following the endorsement of Rolling Stone and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready as well as a string of already legendary performances since their formation in 2015.

The band’s forthcoming full-length debut Thunderpussy [Stardog Records/Republic Records], produced by Sylvia Massy, will be released in 2018.

“Thunderpussy shows are all about rock ’n roll, raw energy, and forming a connection with the audience, and with this show from SXSW reaching viewers at home, that energy will be extended to an exhilarating new virtual environment,” said the band.

Endless Riff has been delivering a potent mix of virtual reality and social experience for music fans since its launch last year. Endless Riff has allowed music lovers to consume and bond over 125+ live-streamed shows from its intricate, virtual recreation of NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall, as well as exclusive content from artists like Umphrey’s McGee and Lettuce. It is now available in the Oculus Store for both Rift and Gear VR devices.